Stroke Awareness Month – May

by / Wednesday, 07 June 2017 / Published in News

Dr. Paul AcevedoRecently Dr. Paul Acevedo was interviewed for Stroke Awareness Month by Channel 12 News. Every year approximately 800,000 people suffer from a stroke and of these strokes 80% are preventable. The news team inquired as to how exactly a person can prevent strokes. Dr. Acevedo started off by stating that, “stroke is the final event of a chronic condition of a lot of problems with blood vessels, blood sugar, and high blood pressure.

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Dr. Ali Malek of St. Mary’s Medical Center was interviewed for Stroke Awareness Month on the Joe and Kokell show on ESPN West Palm.

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Palmetto General Hospital reunites stroke survivors with first responders and hospital staff who saved them.

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Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 2.51.45 PMMay is Stroke Awareness Month and noted Interventional Neurologist Dr. Ali Malek joins us to discuss prevention, treatment and warning signs. This show could save your life or the life of a loved one. You won’t want to miss it.

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In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, the City of Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue wants the public to know the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and acting F.A.S.T.

In 2015, Gardens Fire Rescue noted that residents waited an average of 112 minutes between patients exhibiting signs of a stroke and calling 9-1-1. Last year (2016) that number improved to 82 minutes. Our numbers are decreasing but we can do better! Don’t wait. If you or someone you know shows signs of a stroke, call 911 right away.

 


 

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WPBF 25 News Anchor Stephanie Berzinski speaks with Dr. Nils Mueller for Stroke Awareness Month.

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